Can you completely dismantle a dell xps 430?

I want to house the parts in a much larger tower to be able to use any graphic's card and components.
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  1. the motherboard and chassis design is BTX ,you gonna gonna have a hard time getting that to fit ina atx tower
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    I'm considering upgrades to my motherboard, cpu, and videocard. I was told to grab an ATI 5850 or 5870. This is the reason why I wanted to upgrade the tower because i'm not sure that either videocard could fit. Additionally, is the gtx 200 series good for gaming over the ati 5850 or 5870? I don't understand the complaints. Is it just brand, personal experience, or actual issues with driver updates and stuff like that?
  3. obsidian86 said:
    the motherboard and chassis design is BTX ,you gonna gonna have a hard time getting that to fit ina atx tower


    Are you saying that I would have to get a new motherboard? If it requires something new, I don't mind switching out.
  4. most probobly a new mother board and o.s. atleast maybe a new hdd but the rest should be transferable to a new case
  5. obsidian86 said:


    So I need to switch out a motherboard and get windows 7? What's an HDD?
  6. hard drive
  7. That's like everything.
  8. no one said it would be easy
  9. obsidian86 said:
    no one said it would be easy


    Yeah. I bought it from best buy. Maybe they can tell me which parts that I would need to replace to make it possible as well. I didn't realize that it could be most of them.
  10. you could ask round here since you basically building a new pc
  11. Well lets see, you could probably keep your hard drive but you're gonna need.

    Case
    Motherboard
    Operating System
    *Maybe a power supply*
  12. boonality said:
    Well lets see, you could probably keep your hard drive but you're gonna need.

    Case
    Motherboard
    Operating System
    *Maybe a power supply*


    Like windows 7? what's wrong with vista 64-bit?
  13. Nothing, but the windows that came with your Dell is OEM and it's illegal to use it in a "new" computer (read new motherboard).
  14. boonality said:
    Nothing, but the windows that came with your Dell is OEM and it's illegal to use it in a "new" computer (read new motherboard).


    Oh well. I did want to use windows 7 anyways. I hate having to worry about 32 or 64-bit applications. It's a hassle.
  15. Why would you worry about x86 or x64? Basically any x86 app works on an x64 OS. Doesn't matter if it's Vista or 7.
  16. boonality said:
    Why would you worry about x86 or x64? Basically any x86 app works on an x64 OS. Doesn't matter if it's Vista or 7.


    Some games have conflicts with 64-bit operating systems. I have to transfer it to a public folder or something like that just for patching services to work correctly.
  17. 64 bit is the future windows 8 will only be 64 bit so its change now or change later
  18. I have to find a new case, but I think that I want to get this motherboard/processor. Do I need 4 processors though? I was thinking just 1 or 2 processors.

    Motherboard/processor : http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Intel%26%23174%3B+-+Core%26%23153%3B+i5-750+Processor+and+ATX+Desktop+Motherboard+Bundle/9635499.p?id=1218135439827&skuId=9635499

    I'm already either going to choose an ati 5850 or 5870.
  19. You can probably continue to use the processor that's in your computer? Do you have anything against ordering online at a site like newegg? It will be a little cheaper that way.
  20. boonality said:
    You can probably continue to use the processor that's in your computer? Do you have anything against ordering online at a site like newegg? It will be a little cheaper that way.


    My processor is okay? What's a good motherboard then? I was just going to buy from Best Buy only because they actually assemble the parts for free if you buy from them. Otherwise, I'll have to somehow figure it out on my own or pay someone to do it for me. Also, I'm not too sure which case is good to get as well. I can't tell the difference between them and which is large enough to accept all parts. Do you recommend Windows 7?
  21. I just wanted to add that I wouldn't mind buying from newegg.com. I think that my cousin can help me with it. Are you familiar with motherboards and cases? Also, would I need any extra fans or parts? I might need a better power supply if I get the ATI 5870. It seems that my power supply is like 370 or something.
  22. You probably should get a new power supply, if you decide to get a new processor you may as well build a whole new computer.
  23. Looking back on your original post though, it just seems to me that you really don't need to do all this, specially not now... in anticipation of "being able to upgrade". Just wait until you need a new video card or whatever and make a move then.
  24. I do need a new videocard, but it won't fit into a mini-tower. I was told that my motherboard and OS aren't operable in a new case, therefore I have to buy them both just to make this possible.
  25. whats your budget?

    aand how much ram have you got in the xps?
  26. I can spend around 700. I have 6gb.
  27. obsidian86 said:
    whats your budget?

    aand how much ram have you got in the xps?


    I found out that my tower is actually slightly larger than a mid-sized tower. Also, it definitely has enough room for a 11.5 inch card. I could tweak it to fit a wider card as well.
  28. so now just a new card and a new power supply
  29. obsidian86 said:
    so now just a new card and a new power supply


    I got http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371015 and ati 5770. My cousin helped me find these 2. I was told that they're good enough for maximizing WoW on 1920x1080 and also for other current games.
  30. what graphics card, your link is broken
  31. obsidian86 said:
    what graphics card, your link is broken


    ati 5770
  32. obsidian86 said:
    what graphics card, your link is broken


    HIS H577FM1GD Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail
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